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Program Description

Community Social Services Reentry and Academic Success Center, Home of the Street Scholars Peer Mentoring Program

Program Description

The COSER Reentry and Academic Success Center and Street Scholars offers a peer-mentoring and training program focused on academic success for COSER students and formerly incarcerated, systems impacted students at Merritt College. Street Scholars was designed with the input of formerly incarcerated Merritt College students. Formerly incarcerated students also direct and facilitate our one-on-one and group mentoring programs, ensuring that formerly incarcerated and systems impacted men and women are understood and supported throughout their reentry, reintegration, and academic experience.

Street Scholars serves formerly incarcerated men and women enrolled at Merritt College (or one of the other three Peralta Colleges); who are either on probation or parole or have completed their community supervision but are facing challenges with their academic pursuits or achieving long-term stability in their community.